Friday, October 25, 2013

Classic '70s TV Reunions on Sam & Cat, See Dad Run; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 28, 2013)

Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall - Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon will host an unforgettable weekend on Nov. 9 and 10 with two iconic reunions of legendary television creator/actor/producer Garry Marshall's landmark series, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days, in brand-new episodes of Sam & Cat and See Dad Run. In Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," premiering Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon, beloved comedy duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) will reunite on screen in a scripted series for the first time in over 30 years. The following evening, a brand-new See Dad Run will bring back star Scott Baio with Happy Days creator Garry Marshall in a homecoming on their former set in "See Dad See Dad Run," premiering Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8pm ET/PT on Nick at Nite.

Scott Baio and Garry Marshall - See Dad Run

In the brand-new Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat (Ariana Grande) are ordered to rename their babysitting business because it's too similar to "Salmon Cat," a TV show from the '70s. Sam and Cat must track down the show's two original creators (played by Penny Marshall and Williams) and resolve their three decade-long feud. In the premiere of See Dad Run "See Dad See Dad Run," David's (Baio) TV dad Bernie (played by Garry Marshall) visits, but the reunion sours when he runs off and leaves his new baby. David must convince Bernie that being a real dad will be his best role. Marshall's son Scott Marshall directs.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Katey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry talks about his new movie Last Vegas on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. He will also be on SI Now at 1pm and in NY on on New York Live at 12:30pm on WNBC4.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends/Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) - John chats about his new children's book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, while cooking up a cheesy and delicious queso dip perfect for any party on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Rob on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Earlier in the day she creates a mouthwatering cashew chicken curry with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT-CT.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Beau Bridges (The Millers) - Beau drops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie shares her hidden talent in a Celebrity Hidden Talent Show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa talks about her new book, Melissa Explains It All, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Watch Will on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning between 7-9am. Finally, he will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Casey on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) - James stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob guests on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa will be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha is guest co-host and serves up spooky Halloween cocktails with Clinton Kelly on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Gardell and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Billy and Reno are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette talks about her love for Halloween and legendary costumes on Katie, so check your local listings. The Divine Miss M gets a big surprise!
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John discusses his new children's book, The Perfect Dog, on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • The Cast of Modern Family) - The cast of Modern Family are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. The rest of the Last Vegas casts will also be guests. The film opens in theaters on November 1.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats about the final season of How I Met Your Mother on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends, Read Between the Lines) - Tracee is a guest on Bethenny so check your local listings for time and station.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 between 7-9am ET. She will also discuss her latest projects on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.